American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

AOA Award Nominations

The AOA recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of individuals who help advance the osteopathic medical profession throughout the year.

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 Currently Accepting Nominations

 
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Mentor of the Year Award

The Mentor of the Year Award recognizes DOs who have gone above and beyond in promoting osteopathic philosophy, principles and practices with osteopathic medical students, interns, residents and new DOs. Nominees must be AOA members.

 

 Nomination Process Closed

 

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Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is the AOA's highest honor and recognizes leaders of the osteopathic medical profession who've notched superlative achievements and contributions to the advancement of osteopathic medicine, education or other fields of public service. Awardees are recognized each year at OMED.

Nominations are accepted from state affiliates, specialty affiliates and leaders of colleges of osteopathic medicine. The nomination cycle is currently closed.

AOA Presidential Citation

Each AOA president bestows AOA Presidential Citations on leaders who've made outstanding contributions to the advancement of osteopathic medicine. Awardees are honored during the AOA's Annual Business Meeting. The nomination cycle is currently closed.

STAR Award

The Strategic Team Award and Recognition (STAR) honors contributions made by state and specialty affiliates, osteopathic medical schools and nonpractice affiliates that enhance the culture of osteopathic medicine. Honorees receive their awards during the AOA's Annual Business Meeting. The nomination cycle is currently closed.

George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award

The Northup Award is given annually to the best article published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The article's authors are recognized during the AOA's Annual Business Meeting. The nomination cycle is currently closed.

Allaby Founders Award

DOCARE International's Allaby Founders Award recognizes service to medically underserved populations, philanthropic support of DOCARE and promotion of the organization's core values. The honoree is recognized at OMED. The nomination cycle is currently closed.​​​​​​